LAKE BERRYESSA (CBS SF) — A fast-moving wildfire near Lake Berryessa has scorched at least 6,000 acres as of late Wednesday night, prompting the evacuations of nearly 200 homes.
The blaze, which authorities call the “Wragg Fire,” started after a vehicle accident at 7700 state Highway 128 at Wragg Canyon Road at 2:24 p.m. and has maintained a rapid rate of spread helped by erratic wind conditions, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzie Blankenship said.
The fire was 5 percent contained as of 6:15 a.m., and there were 525 firefighters at the scene.
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the Quail Ridge community, where there are over 150 structures threatened by the fire. Mandatory evacuations have also been ordered for the Golden Bear community, according to Blankenship.
Homeowners in the Mix Canyon area, where structures were threatened, campers at Canyon Creek Campground and hikers in the Cold Canyon area have been evacuated, Blankenship said.
One out-building was destroyed and one home was damaged, but the extent is unknown.
Smoke from the fire spread to the Sacramento area.
Meanwhile, ash from the fire made its way to the town of Winters in Yolo County.
State Highway 128 at Wragg Canyon Road is closed to through traffic, Blankenship said.
No injuries have been reported and at this time there are no known structures destroyed by the fire. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the Winters Community Center at 201 Railroad Ave., in Winters, according to Blankenship.
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